Radisson Hospitality Worldwide has bought the Sone of Flower from K-Line and acquired full control of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises for an undisclosed price.

In addition, Radisson has a long-term charter of the Radisson Diamond which effectively makes Radisson not just a marketing and sales partner anymore, but a full-fledged cruise line owner.

With Radisson finally making an investment in the industry, sources speculate that there is more to come. However, previous reports of a merger with Silversea Cruises did not materialize, and those talks have now definitely been shelved, said a source close to the company.